Goalkeeper HT: 5’11” WT: 180 DOB: 9-5-76 HOMETOWN: North Salem, New York CITIZENSHIP: USA COLLEGE: Furman University LAST CLUB: Richmond Kickers
Professional Experience and Honors:
2011: In his 12th season with the Kickers, Pascale posted a career-best 11 shutouts during the 2011 campaign, leading the Kickers defensive unit that has not conceded a goal since July 30. He earned USL PRO Player of the Week and TheCup.us Player of the Round honors on July 19 after posting back-to-back shutouts against Major League Soccer’s Sporting Kansas City and USL PRO side Antigua Barracuda within four days. The three-time USL-2 Goalkeeper of the Year made a heroic fifth round save during the American Division Semifinals penalty kick shootout to propel the Kickers through to the Division Finals.
2010: In his 11th season with the Kickers, Pascale led the team to a second place regular season finish an dneded the campaign atop two of the key goalkeeping categories. With a miniscule 0.882 goals against average in 17 games played, Pascale led one of the best defensive units to seven shutouts, while allowing just 15 goals on the season. Pascale added a shut-out during U.S. Open Cup play, and preserved a ninth clean sheet overall in the USL-2 Semifinals against Pittsburgh to boost the Kickers to their sixth Championship appearance in nine years.
2009: Veteran netminder Pascale was named USL-2 Goalkeeper of the Year for the third time in his career, en route to the Kickers second championship in four years. Pascale backstopped the Kickers to a second place regular season finish and ended the campaign atop two of the three key goalkeeping categories. With a 0.900 goals against average, Pascale was just edged out of the GAA Championship by Harrisburg’s Chase Harrison (0.812), but led the league in wins (11) and tied with Harrison for most shutouts with eight.
2008: Pascale earned USL-2 All-League Second Team honors following the 2008 campaign. He placed second in the league in shutouts, posting seven during the regular season and adding an eighth during US Open Cup play. Keeping the opposition to just 17 goals allowed, his goals against average of 1.080 was good for fourth in the league while finishing second in goalkeeper wins at 12. A member of the Kickers since 2000 and starter since 2002, Pascale has consistently been one of the top netminders in the league, leading Richmond to three consecutive USL Championship appearances.
2007: Leading the Kickers defensive unit for the eighth season, sixth as starting goalkeeper, Pascale took USL-2 Goalkeeper of the Year honors for the second consecutive year. Named to the USL-2 All-League First Team, Pascale led the league in wins with 12 on the season, and was second in shutouts with nine. Additionally, he concluded the 2007 regular season with just 13 goals allowed in 19 games played, good for third in the league. Consistently one of the top netminders in the league, Pascale finished with a career-low goals against average in 2007 with 0.684 en route to the Kickers third consecutive USL Championship appearance.
2006: In his seventh season with the Kickers, Pascale took the Goalkeeper of the Year honor with a league-low goals against average of 0.99 for the 2006 season. Additionally, he led the league in goalkeeper wins with 13 and finished second in the league with six shutouts. Pascale gave way to backup Steve Ankiel late in three matches in which the club finished with a clean sheet, combining for an overall nine shutouts, while allowing just 21 goals on the season. Named to the USL-2 Team of the Week on three occasions (5/22/06, 6/5/06, 6/12/06), Pascale is considered one of the top netminders in the league, finishing in the top 10 in the USL first Division GAA table over the last four years.
2005: Pascale started 35 of 35 games played during his fourth season as starting goalkeeper, sixth season overall, tallying the most minutes of any Kickers player this season with 3,165. He ranked in the top five in six of seven USL First Division regular season goalkeeper categories including fourth in goalkeeper wins (10), fourth in shutouts (9), fifth in saves (93) and fifth with a goals against average of 1.018. Pascale was named to the USL First Division Team of the Week three times during the 2005 campaign including April 26th for nine saves in wins over Atlanta and Virginia Beach, May 10th for his four saves in the scoreless draw against Montreal and August 2nd for earning two road shutout ties. Earning Player’s Choice MVP honors for the first time in 2005, Pascale was named Supporter’s Choice MVP in 2003 and 2004.
2004: Pascale played all but one minute in goal for the Kickers allowing just 33 goals during his third season as starting goalkeeper. Recording a career best nine shutouts, he continued to improve his goals against average and finished the season with a .94 goals against average overall. Pascale ranked in the top five in six of seven USL-1 regular season goalkeeper categories, including goalkeeper minutes (2,662), goalkeeper wins (17), shutouts (8), saves (138), goalkeeper games played (28) and goals against average (.98). He was an USL-1 Team of the Week selection twice (4/26/04 and 6/22/04) and was the 2004 Supporter’s Choice MVP for the second consecutive season.
2003: Pascale recorded his lowest goals against average as a starting goalkeeper as he allowed just 1.11 goals per game. He finished the season tied for second in the USL-1 in saves with 110 and tied for seventh in shutouts with eight.
2002: In his first season as the Kickers starting goalkeeper, Pascale recorded a 1.15 goals against average in 34 games. He finished the season with a 16-11-7 record and 7 shutouts including a 0-0 tie in the second leg of the semifinals against the defending USL-1 Champion Rochester Raging Rhinos. In that game, Pascale also recorded the game winning penalty kick in the 9th round of the shootout to send the Kickers to the USL-1 Finals. He was named to the USL-1 Team of the Week twice for his performance in goal (6/4/02 and 7/2/02).
2001: Pascale appeared in 8 games in 2001 with seven starts. During that time he secured a 1.22 goals against average and a 5-2-0 record. With two shutouts to his credit, Pascale doubled his total from the previous season.
2000: Prior to the 2000 season, Pascale signed with the Kickers and went on to finish with an undefeated record of 1-0-1. He started 2 out of 3 games, made 13 saves on 36 shots and earned a 0.43 goals against average with one shutout.
1999: Pascale was a second round draft pick of the Atlanta Silverbacks in 1999, and played in two games that year for Atlanta backing up ex-MLS goalkeeper Bo Oshoniyi.
College Experience and Honors:
From 1995-98 Pascale was a starter in goal for Furman University. In his rookie season Pascale was named the Southern Conference Rookie of the Year. In the remaining seasons at Furman, he was named to the Southern All-Conference team four times, Conference Goalkeeper of the year three times, and was twice named to the Second Team All-South. After his senior season, Pascale was named the Furman Male Athlete of the Year (1998/99).